Will it work to try to push a wifi signal over a large, rooftop TV antenna? (VHF/UFH/FM) If so, will I need any amplification if I try to use my D-Link DI-524 router to power it? What exactly kind of cables, connectors, amplifiers do I need?
Thanks for the help, sorry if this seems a little amateurish, but I cannot find the answers elsewhere.
I'd like to make a directional connection over ~1.2 miles/1.9 km, non line-of-sight: at best case there are 4-5 trees, at worst case there are a couple houses in the way. haven't checked it perfectly, but the idea with the tv antenna was to be as cheap/easy as possible.
If you don't have line of sight, I wouldn't spend much time on the project.
There are two line of sight calculation programs on the net that are free. One is Splat, and the other is some careful use of Grass. I downloaded Splat last night and it didn't install properly on Suse
10.0. I didn't spend any time on it, so it may be some missing library, whatever, as the program has been around for some time.
Here is some information on Grass for use in this application
There is a cygwin version of grass, but it crashed on my windows PC. I haven't tried loading it on my linux PC.
Both programs are covered in the O'Reilly map hacks book.